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ASUS TUF RX 5700 Cards Are Also Overheating, Remember?

ASUS TUF RX 5700 Cards Are Also Overheating, Remember?

While ASUS is blaming AMD for their overheating ROG Strix cards, we should remember that ASUS TUF Radeon RX 5700 cards are also overheating…

Let’s look at WHY these TUF Gaming cards are overheating, and HOW they reflect the shortcuts that ASUS are apparently taking with their cards

 

ASUS ROG + TUF RX 5700 Cards Are Overheating!

Not only are ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT cards overheating, their TUF Gaming brethren are also overheating. But they are overheating due to different reasons.

The ASUS ROG Strix cards are overheating because their coolers were not screwed tightly enough, so their GPUs were not being cooled properly.

The ASUS TUF Gaming cards are overheating because their coolers either lacked proper cooling for their GDDR6 memory chips, or did NOT provide any cooling at all.

After months of complaints, ASUS finally admitted what users already knew months ago – that the ROG Strix cooler wasn’t properly mounted.

But instead of just admitting and correcting their mistake, ASUS blamed AMD for recommending reference mounting pressures that were way too low.

You can read about their blame AMD effort in our article, ASUS Blames AMD For Overheating ROG RX 5700 Cards!

The good news, for ROG Strix users, is that ASUS will (FINALLY) be providing replacement screws to fix the problem.

 

ASUS TUF Gaming RX 5700 Cards Are Also Overheating, Remember?

When ASUS refused to send a review sample to awesome guys at Hardware Unboxed, the Internet funded their purchase, and lo behold, they discovered why ASUS was so reticent about sending them a sample!

They discovered that the ASUS TUF Gaming RX 5700 XT card did not have proper cooling for their GDDR6 memory, while the non-XT version had NO COOLING for the memory chips at all!

See that thin piece of metal? That’s what ASUS uses as a heat-spreader for the XT version of their TUF Gaming card. The non-XT version doesn’t even have this!

Even with a heat-spreader, the memory chips on the TUF Gaming Radeon RX 5700 XT were hitting 104°C – far above their maximum operating temperature!

Frankly, we have no idea how these cards actually passed pre-production validation tests. After all, ASUS boasts that they put their TUF Gaming cards through a 144-hour validation program to ensure “rigorous performance and reliability standards“.

Surely, the ASUS engineering team would have noticed during that 144-hour validation program that the memory chips were hot enough to fry eggs?

 

Overheating ASUS TUF Gaming RX 5700 : New Models, But No Fix!

After this issue was exposed, ASUS came up with new TUF EVO versions, with improved memory cooling.

Unfortunately, they are NOT going to offer users of their TUF Gaming versions a fix or replacement.

Perhaps, with sufficient public pressure, ASUS can be convinced to do the right thing, and replace their badly-designed TUF cooler with the improved TUF EVO cooler.

So it is up to us to REMEMBER, and REMIND EVERYONE, that TUF Gaming Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT cards are also overheating, not just their more expensive ROG Strix brethren.

Of course, ASUS cannot blame AMD for overheating memory chips… LOL!

But if their GDDR6 memory supplier needs to take the blame, we hope they will bite the bullet and take the hit, so poor TUF Gaming users do not have to live with memory chips so hot they can boil water…

 

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The 17″ ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II Gaming Laptop Preview!

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) just launched the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) – the latest 17.3-inch addition to the ROG Strix gaming laptop lineup, and the world’s most compact 17.3-inch gaming laptop!

We were amongst the first in the world to get some hands-on time with this new gaming laptop in the top-secret ROG headquarters in Taipei.

Check out our hands-on video, and the key features of the SCAR II gaming laptop, as well as its price and specifications!

Updated @ 2018-12-17 : Added the official prices and purchase links.

Updated @ 2018-09-05 : Added the exclusive ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II tech briefing video, and a table of its specifications.

Originally posted @ 2018-08-18

 

Introducing The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) Gaming Laptop

The ROG Strix SCAR II (US | UK | MY) squeezes a 17.3-inch display into a 15.7-inch chassis, giving you a more immersive gaming experience while improving mobility. It is no mere 17.3-inch display either – boasting a 144 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms response time and full sRGB coverage.

The SCAR II is powered by up to an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. It also comes with ROG RangeBoost technology, and HyperCool Pro cooling system, It features a first-person shooter-inspired camouflage and Kevlar textured design.

 

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) Price + Availability

The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) is available for purchase at authorised ASUS dealers with a recommended retail price of RM 7,599 / ~US$ 1,819 / ~£144.

Here are some direct purchase links (prices accurate as of 17 December 2018) :

 

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) Key Features

Smaller Bezels, Better Display

Thanks to its narrow bezels on three sides, the ROG Strix SCAR II (US | UK | MY) is the first 17.3-inch laptop under 400 mm wide. The 7.05 mm bezels are up to 50% narrower than those found on other 17-inch gaming laptops on the market.

The Strix SCAR II uses AUO’s IPS-type AHVA technology, delivering a 144 Hz refresh rate with 3 ms response time, and 100% sRGB coverage. All these features offer gamers a more immersive gaming experience.

FPS Gaming Design with AURA Sync RGB Lighting

The ROG Strix SCAR II (US | UK | MY) chassis is designed with FPS gaming in mind, with contrasting Kevlar and camouflage textures created with an eight-stage IMR process. A hairline finish brushes across the Gun Metal lid, while the copper cooling fins provide flashes of color through the vents.

Through AURA Sync, RGB lighting can be customized across seven zones: four for the keyboard, two located within the light bar stretching across the front edge, and the last one within the ROG logo on the lid. The lights can then sync to Aura Sync-enabled peripherals such as the Strix Fusion 700 headset and the Gladius II Origin mouse.

Gaming Keyboard with Overstroke Technology

The keyboard on the ROG Strix SCAR II (US | UK | MY) has a desktop-style layout, with a wider space bar and separated blocks of function keys to make shortcuts easier to execute. The keyboard’s switches are rated for 20 million key presses, and Overstroke technology allows them to fire halfway through the 1.8 mm key travel for a faster response than traditional designs that actuate lower in the stroke.

Gaming On-The-Go

Powered by up to the Intel Core i7-8750H processor, the ROG Strix SCAR II (US | UK | MY) offers up to 6 cores and 12 threads of processing capability, coupled with the graphics capability of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060,

To ensure optimal mobile gaming experience, the Strix SCAR II comes with Intel’s latest 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi delivering wireless connectivity at up to 1.73 Gbps. It also comes with four USB Type-A ports, a reversible USB Type-C (USB-C) port, a Mini DisplayPort port, and a full-size HDMI 2.0 port.

Internal storage comes in the form of a fast M.2 NVMe SSD that loads games and applications in the blink of an eye, with an optional secondary 1TB solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD) for additional storage.

HyperCool Pro Cooling Technology

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The ROG Strix SCAR II (US | UK | MY) boasts the HyperCool Pro cooling system, which keeps everything running cool using three heatsinks and two fans.

One heatsink is linked exclusively to the GPU, to ensure it is kept cool even in the most demanding gaming session. The other two heatsinks are shared to ensure efficient cooling performance of both CPU and GPU.

Each heatsink has thin copper fins, that allows more fins to be fitted, increasing the surface area for heat dissipation while reducing resistance to airflow. Patented trapezoid cuts in the lid ensure that the flow of hot air out the exhaust vents at the back is not impeded.

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ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) Specifications

SpecificationsASUS ROG Strix SCAR II
ModelGL704
Display17.3" anti-glare Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 72% NTSC
or
17.3" anti-glare Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 60Hz, 72% NTSC
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
Option : Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
ProcessorIntel Core i7-8750H
or
Intel Core i5-8300H
Graphics ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB GDDR5
MemoryDDR4-2666 memory (up to 32 GB)
SSDM.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x4 (256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB SSD)
HDD2.5" 5400 RPM SSDH (1 TB)
2.5" 5400 / 7200 RPM HDD ( 1 TB)
Connectivity802.11ac 2x2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0
Audio2 x 3.5 watt speakers with smart amplifier technology
Array microphone
KeyboardBacklit Chiclet Keyboard with marked WASD keys
- 1.8 mm key travel with 0.25 mm keycap curve
- 4-zone RGB lighting with Aura Sync support
I/O Ports1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x mini DP 1.2
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
1 x SD card reader
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington Lock
Power180 W power adaptor
Dimensions399.8 mm wide
273.5 mm deep
24.9 to 26.4 mm thick
Weight2.9 kg

 

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) Price + Availability

The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) is available for purchase at authorised ASUS dealers with a recommended retail price of RM 7,599 / ~US$ 1,819 / ~£144.

Here are some direct purchase links (prices accurate as of 17 December 2018) :

 

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The New ASUS X299 Motherboards Announced!

May 30, 2017 — Intel just took the wraps off its long-awaited Core X-Series processors and accompanying X299 chipset, which bring enough horsepower and bandwidth for everything from professional content creation to hardcore gaming. The new LGA2066 processors require new motherboards, and ASUS has a diverse lineup split between the Prime, TUF, and ROG families.

 

The New ASUS X299 Motherboards

ROG has three models expertly tailored for different priorities: the Rampage VI Extreme lives up to its name for drool-worthy dream machines with custom liquid cooling and ultra-fast networking, the Rampage VI Apex unabashedly targets peak game performance and record-breaking overclocking, and the Strix X299-E provides gamers the powerful tuning, cooling, and personalization options they need to get the most from their rigs.

The Prime and TUF models are designed for differing audiences. The new Prime X299-Deluxe is for high-end builders who want it all. The Prime X299-A eschews certain extras in favor of a straightforward approach that gets back to basics.

Meanwhile, the TUF X299 Mark 1 stands out from its competitors with protective armor and advanced cooling options, while the TUF X299 Mark 2 strips down to the essentials for X299 builders who want to deviate from the conventional formula.

 

Shared innovations define the ROG X299 family

All three boards share the same DNA—essential features that enthusiasts in the Republic of Gamers demand. That starts with critically acclaimed overclocking and cooling controls for liquid and air. There are dedicated pump headers for powering custom loops and all-in-one coolers, plus intelligent fan controls for optimal efficiency and quiet acoustics.

Sensor grouping lets your cooling react to a mix of workloads, including GPU-heavy gaming via direct temperature monitoring for select graphics cards. Tuning your gaming PC is easy whether you want to perfect your setup with manual tweaking or automatically configure and overclock the whole thing with a single click using the ASUS 5-Way Optimization utility.

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Gaming PCs provide unprecedented options to express your style, including through personalized lighting. The RGB LEDs embedded on the ASUS boards are augmented by headers for multiple RGB LED strips to illuminate your entire chassis. All of the lighting is part of the Aura Sync ecosystem, which synchronizes harmoniously across compatible ROG graphics cards, peripherals, and monitors, along with other components from ASUS partners.

Equipped with the latest generation of SupremeFX integrated audio, ROG’s new X299 motherboards boast enhanced recording quality for streamers who want their voice to come through clearly. Graphics cards plug into reinforced SafeSlots that protect against damage from heavy GPU coolers and rough handling.

Intel’s VROC technology combines with the optional add-in card to enable M.2 RAID arrays made up of a stack of parallel drives with a direct line to the CPU. You can hit ludicrous speeds with enough capacity for overflowing game libraries. You get all the latest I/O, including USB 3.1 Gen2 with Type-C ports and internal headers pushing speeds up to 10Gbps. Onboard Wi-Fi and Intel Gigabit networking are standard equipment, and you can add Intel’s new Optane Memory as a high-speed cache.

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Prime time for X299

Built for power users and prosumers, the Prime series represents the culmination of decades of experience refining all aspects of motherboard technology. These boards mate state-of-the-art connectivity with accessible tuning options to provide a premium experience everyone can enjoy.

All of the ASUS X299 motherboards have extensive overclocking and cooling options available in both the UEFI and software. The Primes go one step further with 5-Way Optimization, which intelligently overclocks your system and tunes the cooling based on the individual characteristics of your components. Beginners can effortlessly optimize their entire PC with a single click, while experienced users can adjust tuning parameters to meet their needs.

Refinement extends to the styling, whose predominantly black-and-white theme lays the perfect foundation for understated builds—or much flashier ones with RGB lighting. The ASUS Prime X299 boards feature multiple headers for LED strips that can light up your entire chassis. They’re part of a rich ecosystem of Aura Sync products that can synchronize colors and effects across a complete system, from the motherboard and graphics card to peripherals and other components.

Intel’s new Core X-Series processors demand serious cooling, which is why all of the new ASUS X299 motherboards have dedicated headers for all-in-one liquid coolers and stand-alone pumps.  The ASUS Prime X299 series also support up to three-way graphics configurations, and their x16 slots incorporate structural reinforcements with the SafeSlot technology to prevent damage and protect your investment.

PCIe lanes left unused by graphics can be devoted to storage with VROC, which combines multiple M.2 SSDs in a bootable RAID array connected directly to the CPU. An insane number of drives can run in parallel across multiple VROC cards to deliver staggering throughput and warp fast access for system drives. Intel’s Optane Memory technology is supported, which provides a solid-state cache to accelerate other storage devices.

This new Prime series receives the latest on-board audio enhancements, including a Realtek S1220A codec paired with an amplifier and premium components that produce immersive and crystal clear sound which rivals some dedicated sound cards.

 

TUF enough to endure

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The ASUS Prime X299 motherboards are balanced by entries from the TUF family. These models march to a different beat that prioritizes reliability and durability for PCs built to go the distance. They use tougher components than conventional counterparts, and they’re subjected to more stringent testing.

Shifting focus requires a new outlook, and TUF answers with distinctive designs that meld industrial sensibilities with a touch of space marine. Stealthy by nature, the new boards minimize RGB lighting to concentrate on different priorities.

 

ASUS X299 Motherboard Availability

The Strix X229-E will be available first, followed by the Rampage VI Apex and Extreme.

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ASUS Announces Strix X370-F & Strix B350-F Motherboards

May 25, 2017 — Since its release back in April, AMD’s Ryzen platform has quickly established itself as a viable option, delivering exemplary performance for daily computing and gaming.

ASUS was ready for the early unveil, releasing an array of motherboards for value-packed PCs to models geared for high-end rigs. However, pressing demand for Ryzen-based systems shows a need for more options in the middle of the ASUS product stack.

So today, ASUS is bolstering their portfolio with two new AM4 motherboards aimed squarely at gamers who wish to utilize Ryzen performance in their next PC build.

 

The Strix X370-F Gaming & Strix B350-F Gaming

The ROG Strix X370-F Gaming and Strix B350-F Gaming are new ATX gaming motherboards with AMD AM4 socket for Ryzen processors, engineered with core ROG features.

Features include 5-Way Optimization with one-click overclocking, third-gen T-Topology, SupremeFX S1220A audio, and Aura Sync illumination. Comprehensive software and firmware controls for fans, AIOs, and water pumps, for intelligently cooled gaming builds.

 

The Strix X370-F Gaming Specifications

Processor/CPU socket AM4 socket for AMD Ryzen / 7th Gen A-series / Athlon processors
Chipset AMD X370
Memory AMD Ryzen processor
  • 4 x DIMM, max. 64GB, DDR4 3200+(OC)/2666/2400/2133 MHz, Ecc and non-ECC, unbuffered memory*

AMD 7th Gen A-series/Athlon processors

  • 4 x DIMM, max. 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz, non-ECC, unbuffered memory*

Dual-channel memory architecture

Expansion slots AMD Ryzen processor
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (supports x16, x8/x8)

AMD 7th Gen A-series/Athlon processor

  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (supports x8)

AMD X370 chipset

  • 1 x PCIe® 2.0 x16 (max. at x4 mode)*
  • 3 x PCIe® 2.0 x1

*PCIex16_3 slot shares bandwidth with PCIex1_2 and PCIex1_3

Graphics (VGA) Integrated AMD Radeon R Series graphics in the 7th Gen A-series APU

Multi-VGA output support: HDMI and DisplayPort

Supports HDMI 1.4b with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24Hz

Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 60Hz

Storage AMD Ryzen processor
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIe® 3.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support

AMD 7th Gen A-series/Athlon processor

  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (SATA mode) storage devices support

AMD X370 chipset with RAID 0, 1, 10 support

  • 8 x SATA 6Gbps ports
Networking/LAN Intel I211-AT with ASUS LANGuard
USB AMD Ryzen/7th Gen A-series/Athlon processor
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 ports at back panel)

AMD X370 chipset

  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
  • 6 x USB 3.1  Gen 1 ports (2 ports at back panel[blue], 4 ports at mid-board)
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports at back panel, 2 ports at mid-board)

ASMedia USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller

  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (2 ports at back panel, Type-A and Type-C)
Audio SupremeFX S1220A 8-channel HD audio codec
  • 120dB SNR output and 113dB SNR recording input
  • SupremeFX shielding technology
  • Dual headphone amplifiers
  • Jack-detection, multistreaming and front panel jack-retasking
Dimensions / form factor ATX, 12 x 9.6” (30.5 x 24.4 cm)

 

The Strix B350-F Gaming Specifications

Processor/CPU socket AM4 socket for AMD Ryzen / 7th Gen A-series / Athlon processors
Chipset AMD B350
Memory AMD Ryzen processor
  • 4 x DIMM, max. 64GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz ECC and Non-ECC, unbuffered memory*

AMD 7th Gen A-series/Athlon processor

  • 4 x DIMM, max. 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, unbuffered memory

Dual-channel memory architecture:

* Due to AMD Ryzen processor limitations, only one DIMM per channel is supported for memory faster than DDR4-2666

* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs

Expansion slots AMD Ryzen processor
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or x8/x4)

AMD 7th Gen A-series/Athlon processor

  • 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode)

AMD B350 chipset

  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max. at x4 mode)
  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Graphics (VGA) Integrated AMD Radeon R Series graphics in the 7th Gen A-series APU

Multi-VGA output support: HDMI and DisplayPort ports

Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24Hz

Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 60Hz

Storage AMD Ryzen processor
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices supported (SATA & PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode)*

AMD Ryzen/7th Gen A-series/Athlon processor

  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps ports, gray

AMD 7th Gen A-series/Athlon processor

  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices supported (SATA & PCIe 3.0 x 2 mode)*

AMD B350 chipset

  • 4 x SATA 6Gbps ports, gray (supports Raid 0, 1, 10)

* When a SATA mode M.2 device is installed, the M.2 Socket shares bandwidth with the SATA6G_5/6 ports.

Networking/LAN Intel I211-AT with ASUS LANGuard
USB AMD Ryzen/7th Gen A-series/Athlon processor
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 at back panel, blue)

AMD B350 chipset

  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (2 at back panel, red)
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (2 at mid-board)
  • 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
Audio SupremeFX S1220A 8-channel HD audio codec
  • 120dB SNR output and 113dB SNR recording input
  • SupremeFX shielding technology
  • Dual headphone amplifiers
  • Jack-detection, multistreaming and front panel jack-retasking
Dimensions / form factor ATX, 12 x 9.6” (30.5 x 24.4cm)

 

Price & Availability

The ROG Strix X370-F Gaming is available now in Malaysia at SRP of RM 999 (inclusive 6% GST) / ~US$ 219.

The ROG Strix B350-F Gaming is available now in Malaysia at SRP of RM 697 (inclusive 6% GST) / ~US$ 149.

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix RX 470

10 August 2016ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix RX 470, an all-new gaming graphics card with ultra-fast performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalized styling. Powered by the latest AMD Radeon RX 470 graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1270MHz in OC mode, ROG Strix RX 470 delivers up to 23%-faster performance than R9 380 reference cards in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 25%-faster gaming performance in Hitman.

ROG Strix RX 470 is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II with a patented dual wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three-times (3X) quieter performance, and ASUS FanConnect, which features a GPU-controlled fan header to connect to a system fan for targeted supplemental cooling. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.

ROG Strix RX 470 enables complete gaming system personalization with the Aura RGB lighting system and customizable color decals. It also includes GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.

 

ASUS ROG Strix RX 470 Features

Ultimate cooling: DirectCU II technology with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect

ROG Strix RX 470 is equipped with ASUS DirectCU II cooling technology, which features direct-GPU-contact heatpipes that transport more heat away from the GPU, outperforming reference designs and achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance. DirectCU II technology includes dual 0dB fans, engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum airflow and improves static pressure over the heatsink by 105%, while operating at three-times (3X) quieter volume than reference cards.

ROG Strix RX 470 also comes with ASUS FanConnect technology. When gaming, the GPU often runs hotter than the CPU, but chassis fans usually only reference CPU temperatures, resulting in inefficient system cooling. ASUS FanConnect solves this issue with a four-pin GPU-controlled header that can be connected to a system fan to provide targeted supplemental cooling for optimal thermal performance.

Premium quality and reliability: Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components

All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100%-automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.

Super Alloy Power II components enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, reduce component buzzing by 50% while under full load, and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs for enhanced quality and reliability.

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Game your way: Aura RGB Lighting and customizable color decals

ROG Strix RX 470 includes Aura — the exclusive RGB lighting technology invented by ASUS — on its shroud. This stunning illumination technology is capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a totally personalized gaming system. A set of orange color decals is also included, so gamers can further customize their ROG Strix RX 470 and express their unique style.

Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster

Redesigned with an intuitive user interface, GPU Tweak II makes gaming and overclocking easier than ever, while retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers. With one click, the Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically. An included 14-day XSplit Gamecaster premium license lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay. The overlay also displays GPU clock speed, temperature, and VRM usage, and has GPU Tweak II controls, so gamers can choose a gaming profile and boost performance with just one click.

 

Strix RX 470 Availability & Pricing

ASUS ROG Strix RX 470 will be available worldwide from 4th August 2016. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Now Available

28 June 2016ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced immediate availability of Strix GeForce GTX 1070 here in Malaysia, an all-new VR-ready gaming graphics card with ultra-fast gaming performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalized styling.

Powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1860MHz in OC mode, ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 delivers up to 7.1%-faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 8.5%-faster gaming performance in Doom.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III with a patented triple wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three times (3X) quieter performance, and ASUS FanConnect, which features GPU-controlled fan headers to connect to system fans for targeted supplemental cooling. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 enables complete gaming system personalization with Aura RGB Lighting. A VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports lets gamers always keep a virtual reality device connected to their system for immersive gaming anytime. It also comes with GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.

 

ROG Strix Geforce GTX 1070

Ultimate cooling: DirectCU III technology with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 is equipped with ASUS DirectCU III cooling technology, which features direct-GPU-contact heatpipes that transport more heat away from the GPU, outperforming reference designs and achieving up to 30%-cooler gaming performance. DirectCU III technology includes triple 0dB fans, engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum airflow and improves static pressure over the heatsink by 105%, while operating three times (3X) quieter than reference cards.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 also comes with ASUS FanConnect technology. When gaming, the GPU often runs hotter than the CPU, but chassis fans usually only reference CPU temperatures, resulting in inefficient system cooling. ASUS FanConnect solves this issue with two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans to provide targeted supplemental cooling for optimal thermal performance.

Premium quality and reliability: Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components

All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100%-automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.

Super Alloy Power II components enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, reduce component buzzing by 50% while under full load, and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs for enhanced quality and reliability.

Game your way: Aura RGB Lighting and VR-friendly HDMI ports

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 includes ASUS Aura RGB Lighting on both the shroud and backplate. This stunning illumination technology is capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a totally personalized gaming system.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 also has a VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports that let gamers connect a VR device and display at the same time, so they can enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences anytime without having to swap cables.

Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster

Redesigned with an intuitive user interface, GPU Tweak II makes gaming and overclocking easier than ever, while retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers. With one click, the Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically.

An included one-year XSplit Gamecaster premium license — a $99 value — lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay. The overlay also displays GPU clock speed, temperature, and VRM usage, and has GPU Tweak II controls, so gamers can choose a gaming profile and boost performance with just one click.

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ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Now Available In Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 23 June 2016 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the immediate availability of Strix GeForce GTX 1080 here in Malaysia.

The Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is an all-new VR-ready gaming graphics card with ultra-fast gaming performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalized styling. Powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1936MHz in OC mode, ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 delivers up to 6.5%-faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 7.4%-faster gaming performance in Hitman.

 

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III with a patented triple wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three-times (3X) quieter performance, and ASUS FanConnect, which features GPU-controlled fan headers for targeted supplemental cooling. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 enables complete gaming system personalization with Aura RGB Lighting. A VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports lets gamers always keep a virtual reality (VR) device connected to their system for immersive gaming anytime. It also includes GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.

Ultimate cooling: DirectCU III technology with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is equipped with ASUS DirectCU III cooling technology, which features direct-GPU-contact heatpipes that transport more heat away from the GPU, outperforming reference designs and achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance. DirectCU III technology includes triple 0dB fans, engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum airflow and improves static pressure over the heatsink by 105%, while operating at three-times (3X) quieter volume than reference cards.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 also comes with ASUS FanConnect technology. When gaming, the GPU often runs hotter than the CPU, but chassis fans usually only reference CPU temperatures, resulting in inefficient system cooling. ASUS FanConnect solves this issue with two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans to provide targeted supplemental cooling for optimal thermal performance.

 

Premium quality and reliability: Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components

All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100%-automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.

Super Alloy Power II components enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, reduce component buzzing by 50% while under full load, and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs for enhanced quality and reliability.

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Game your way: Aura RGB Lighting and VR-friendly HDMI ports

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 includes ASUS Aura RGB Lighting on both the shroud and backplate. This stunning illumination technology is capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a totally personalized gaming system. ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 also has a VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports that let gamers connect a VR device and display at the same time, so they can enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences anytime without having to swap cables.

 

Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster

Redesigned with an intuitive user interface, GPU Tweak II makes gaming and overclocking easier than ever, while retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers. With one click, the Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically.

An included one-year XSplit Gamecaster premium license — a $99 value — lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay. The overlay also displays GPU clock speed, temperature, and VRM usage, and has GPU Tweak II controls, so gamers can choose a gaming profile and boost performance with just one click.

 

Availability & Pricing

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is now available in Malaysia with the following Suggested Retail Prices :

  • ROG STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING : RM 3,779 / ~US$ 945
  • ROG STRIX-GTX1080-8G-GAMING : RM 3,619 / ~US$ 905
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